Posted by DjPaulT on February 13th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
BTG week of LOVE!
“Love Comes Quickly” is a song by UK synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released as the third single from their 1986 album Please, and the last of its singles to be released before the album itself. Although a Top 20 hit in the UK, and cited as one the band’s own favourite songs, its chart performance was disappointing, given that it followed the worldwide number one, “West End Girls”. It reached #19 in the UK.
The song is about the inevitability of falling in love, even for those who deliberately shun the idea.
Producer Stephen Hague receives a co-writing credit for writing the first two chords of the middle section of the song. Andy Mackay of Roxy Music plays the saxophone parts towards the end of the song.
The 12-version of the single contains remixes by 1980s producer Shep Pettibone. The remixes of “Love Comes Quickly” and “That’s My Impression” reached the top ten on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in October 1986. Later, in 2003, new remixes by Blank & Jones were produced for the promotion of the singles collection PopArt.
The cover, featuring Chris Lowe in a baseball cap emblazoned with “BOY” in block letters, has become an iconic Pet Shop Boys image. It has been incorporated into various parodies of the duo’s appearance, such as the music video for the 2006 Pet Shop Boys single “I’m with Stupid”, and a 2006 comic strip from webcomic Scary Go Round.
Neil Tennant of the duo later recollected that he had expected the image of the cap to be the group’s coming out moment, calling it “incredibly gay.
Love Comes Quickly (Dance Mix) 6:48
Producer, Remix – Stephen Hague
That’s My Impression (Disco Mix) 5:18
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1986||Love Comes Quickly||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#62|
|1986||Love Comes Quickly||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#10|
|1986||Love Comes Quickly||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||#37|
Love Comes Quickly album version can be heard on the lp, “Please” – PW-17193
That’s My Impression not available on the lp, “Please” – PW-17193
Tracks are listed incorrectly on sleeve.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.